Category Archives: Retro Review

Retro Review – Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs

Flint Lockwood (Bill Hader) wanted to be a world famous inventor since he was a child; he has invented a monkey thought translator, spray on shoes and a flying car, all with varying degrees of success. Now, his latest invention is surely his greatest yet; a machine that turns water into food. When he activates the machine, however, it shoots into the clouds, turning rain into hamburgers, steaks and ice cream. This is all well and good, and makes the tiny island of Swallow Falls very famous, but when the machine becomes unstable, the entire world comes under threat… Continue reading

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Retro Review – Hot Fuzz

When exceptional London police officer Nicholas Angel (Simon Pegg) is transferred to a small country town – in the hopes that he’ll stop making other officers look bad – he is less than pleased at his new assignment. What he doesn’t realise, however, is that there is a sinister conspiracy afoot in among the community there. Continue reading

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Retro Review – Shaun of the Dead

When the zombie apocalypse hits London, Shaun (Simon Pegg) and Ed (Nick Frost) decide to hole up in their favourite pub and wait for everything to blow over. The only trouble is that Shaun and his girlfriend Liz (Kate Ashfield) broke up, and his great plan for survival may not be the best way to win her back. Continue reading

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Retro Review – The Hangover Part II

The Wolfpack heads to Bangkok for Stu’s (Ed Helms) wedding. An innocent night having a beer on the beach ends with the gang waking up in a crummy hotel room with one of their number missing… Again. The question is, how do they find a missing person when they can’t remember what they did the night before… Again. Continue reading

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Retro Review – The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1

Edward (Robert Pattinson) finally gets his wish; to marry Bella (Kristen Stewart). Shortly afterwards, Bella finally gets her wish as the couple consummate their marriage. However, sex has it’s complications, as the newly weds soon find out. Continue reading

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Retro Review – The Dark Knight

Bruce Wayne must come to terms with the fact that he may have finally lost the woman he loves, and Batman faces his greatest foe yet, The Joker, a mysterious man who thrives on chaos. Continue reading

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Retro Review – Batman Begins

Billionaire Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale) has spent most of his adult life consumed with the guilt of his parents’ death. While studying martial arts in an isolated monastery, he is recruited by the League of Shadows; a group that believes Gotham is beyond saving and must be destroyed. Wayne rejects the League and returns to his hometown with the hopes of cleaning up the streets once and for all. Continue reading

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Retro Review – Captain America: The First Avenger

Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) wants nothing more than to sign up for the US army and do his bit in the war against the Nazis, the trouble is that he is too small and too weak to enlist. This all changes, however, when he meets Dr Erskine (Stanley Tucci) who enrols him into a secret programme that makes him Captain America; a super soldier. Continue reading

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Retro Review – Thor

After defying his father’s wishes Thor (Chris Hemsworth), the Norse god of Thunder, is cast out of Asgard, leaving his brother Loki (Tom Hiddleston) to take the throne. On earth, Thor meets astrophysicist Jane (Natalie Portman) and must find a way back home before Loki destroys Asgard forever. Continue reading

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Retro Review – Iron Man 2

Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr) must take on his greatest challenges yet; he is coming to terms with the fact that he has outed himself as a superhero, the device he uses to stay alive is slowly killing him, and Ivan Venko – AKA Whiplash – is looking for vengeance. Continue reading

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